Jackson half-joked, "So right now I feel like I'm having to calm him down, which is a great place to be. When they're like straining on the leash and I'm holding them back and then I can let them go, as a trainer that's where I am the most comfortable."
"Georges St. Pierre has skyrocketed in the welterweight division," UFC president Dana White stated at the press conference, "He has literally almost cleaned out this division. There's probably two guys left before the division is cleaned out. One of them is Jon Fitch and if he possibly gets by Jon Fitch, the other one is B.J. Penn."
Penn lost a split decision to GSP at UFC 58 in March 2006, and then switched down in weight classes and currently holds the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Fitch, who is 21-2, has won his last 15 fights, which includes all eight in the UFC Octagon. His last loss was almost 6 years ago, in December 2002 to Wilson Gouveia.
GSP called Fitch "The most dangerous guy I've fought so far."
UFC President Dana White noted that Fitch is "very tough, very well-rounded. A great wrestler and probably the toughest guy to come out of AKA (American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose) which is a pretty bold statement being one of the best mixed martial arts camps in the world."
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